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"woodwork" in British English

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woodworknoun [U]

uk   /ˈwʊd.wɜːk/  us   /-wɝːk/
  • woodwork noun [U] (STRUCTURE)

the ​woodenparts of a ​building, ​especially a ​house: There's some ​rotting woodwork on the ​outside of the ​house that we need to ​replace. UK informal any ​part of the ​wooden or ​metalframe that ​formspart of a ​goal in ​football: Liverpool hit the woodwork ​twice in the first ​half.
  • woodwork noun [U] (ACTIVITY)

mainly UK (US usually woodworking) the ​activity of making ​objects such as ​furniture from ​wood: woodwork ​classes/​lessons I used to ​enjoy woodwork at ​school.
(Definition of woodwork from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"woodwork" in American English

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woodworknoun [U]

 us   /ˈwʊdˌwɜrk/
anything made of ​wood that is ​part of the inside of a ​building, esp. the ​wood around the ​edges of ​doors, ​windows, and ​floors
(Definition of woodwork from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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